Oliver Springs is located in Anderson, Morgan, and Roane Counties just 6.5 miles from Brushy Mountain Reservoir Dam.
Oliver Springs hosts an annual festival -- October Sky Fall Festival -- which features a rocket launch by the Smoky Mountain Amateur Rocketry Team. Other festival activities include live gospel and country music, food, an antique car show, country store, Norfolk Southern exhibit car, storytelling, seasonal crafts, a quilt show, craft demonstrations, and Ft. Southwest Point Enactors. The festival is held on the 3rd Saturday in October at Arrowhead Park.
Population: 3,228 (2011)
Roane County is situated close to Knoxville and provides a multitude of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Roane County was founded in 1801 and named for Archibald Roane, the second Governor of the State of Tennessee. Several movies have been filmed in Roane County, including Boys of Summerville, and October Sky.
The county seat is Kingston.
Newspapers: (print / digital) Roane County News
Loudon County Population: 53,838 (2011)
Government: Roane County, Tennessee
Business: The Roane Alliance
Genealogy: Roane County Genealogy | Roane County History
Roane County History 2
There are over 110 churches in Roane County and a major medical center.